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Peace Day, Everybody-All-At-Once!

Be the change you wish to see in the world. – MK Gandhi

Only everybody-all-at-once can change the current chaos. – Adi Da Samraj

World Peace Day is not only about encouraging peace between nations and governments but is also about you and me and nonviolence in our homes, communities and schools, hence – “Be the change you wish to see in the world!”

Not-Two Is Peace II, 1 by Adi Da Samraj

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon: “On September 21, the United Nations will celebrate the International Day of Peace (Peace Day). Every year since 1982 this day has provided a rallying point for member states and individuals to join forces to end conflict.”

Steven Hoffer / AOL News Surge Desk today suggested a crash course on the primary ways the world has observed previous Peace Days –

1. Do something!

You don’t necessarily need to travel around the planet to meet with the Dalai Lama and Kofi Annan, as International Peace Day founder Jeremy Gilley did when he created the global effort. Gilley will tell you himself:


2. Youth Enrichment.

Among the many youth-targeted programs listed on the official Peace Day website are outdoor camp programs in Kenya, Tanzania, Borneo and Cambodia and a children’s health walk and community health screenings in Ghana offered by the Urban Poor Children Organization.

3. “Stand-Up For International Peace.”

More than 55 comedy clubs across Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States are holding “Stand-Up For International Peace” comedy nights in honor of the global initiative.

4. Organize a soccer match.

One of the many initiatives taken by Peace Day organizers is to facilitate a global effort to organize soccer matches — called “Unity Matches” — in celebration of peace.

5. Music!

The Fourth Annual Parade and Festival for the United Nations International Day of Peace, held Sept. 19 in Honokaa, Hawaii, included a parade complete with a moving stage for music, dance and other performances. It’s also not too late to track down tickets for China’s massive Oct. 10 International how of Peace Concert, featuring Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, Aerosmith, Prince, Jay-Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Green Day, among many others.

Inspirational speaker Marianne Williamson: “Albert Einstein said that we cannot solve the problems of the world from the level of thinking that we were at when we created them. A different level of thinking means a different level of thinking. It does not mean a different emphasis in our thinking. It does not mean a more loving kind of thinking. It means what he said, a different level of thinking, and to me that is what meditation brings.”

From Adi Da, Not-Two Is Peace:

The root-source of disturbance in the human realm is not a financial crisis, or the crisis of global warming and extreme weather, or the problems that arise with the migration of people to everywhere, or the breakdown of the international system in the United Nations, or the epidemic nature of disease and poverty.

The root-source of disturbance in the human realm is the (by-now-paradigmatic) presumption that human beings exist in the world merely in order to consume, to acquire, to luxuriate in conditional experience of all kinds, to exploit the possibilities of enhancing their own “self”-interests — with no other principle or countering force to which they must be accountable.

The present world-chaos must be clearly and thoroughly understood – not only as the total and final collapse of all past civilizations (or of ego-culture and the “tribalization” of separate and opposing human socities), but as the consummate critical moment of opportunity for humankind as a whole and single order of mutual responsibility on Earth.

The old moral, social, and political “order” of humankind is now dead. A new and true and right order of humankind is, now, and forever hereafter, necessary.

Only everybody-all-at-once can change the current chaos.

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See Also – Handbook for Human Survival – 723

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